Friday, August 5, 2011

He promised her a summer time farm market bouquet

Today for Paint Party Friday, I am posting my very first large watercolor. I forgot my pad at art class and had to borrow a piece of paper from a fellow student. This artist makes large colorful amazing abstract type paintings, so the paper he gave me was huge ....22"x 30". I decided just to go with and and boy, was I surprised. It did take me about 2.5 hrs, so I didn't eat lunch in between painting and drawing, but it was well worth it. The flower bouquet of golden sunflowers, fuchsia cockscomb and lime zinnias are a
the perfect summertime farm market bouquet. My daughter and I bought them the day before solely for the purpose for me to paint. After class, I put the bouquet in our living room with a little turq and jade tea set my daughter made when she was a little girl, so I thought I'd share a photo of that too.

Hope you can experience a beautiful colorful summer time day, this week.
artfully yours, gerri


"Summer-time farm market bouquet"

"The Inspiration Bouquet"

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous painted bouquet. I love fresh flowers and your painting is wonderful. Tracy x

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  2. oh this is one gorgeous painting hun,you really are a master of painting the colors are just brilliant,hugs cherylxxxxx

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  3. Lovely flowers, and you have captured them very well in your painting. I nearly always *paint big*, I can't seem to paint in miniature! Havea great weekend, Valerie

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  4. Lovely artistic expression of your flowers ~ love also how you did the cloth on the table ~ Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey) ^_^

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  5. the original bouquet is beautiful and you did a great job recreating it! I don't usually work very big either although I am planning some large oil canvasses soon - if I can ever find some time! Happy PPF.

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  6. Your painting is wonderful! Good for you for using the experience to grow your art! Both figuratively and literally! LOL!

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  7. Your flowers are great, as usual, but I am always impressed with how much effort and detail you put into things like the vase and the cloth, and in how you display the finished painting.

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  8. Beautiful colors, Gerri. What a huge watercolor that must be! I've never made one that large myself. And the teaset is so pretty, especially set there with the flowers.

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  9. Another gorgeous arrangement! Wonderful.

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  10. Hi Gerri. What a beautiful painting. So vibrant .. so summerie. I see a huge leap forward, you seem to be braver in the colour department, and your lights/mediums and darks are much more pronounced. Your painting has beautiful depth, i LOVE it! Thanks for coming to visit me. xxDonna

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  11. Wow now that is big for a Watercolour, but oh so worth it Gerri. Loving the way you have painted the tablecloth, brill and the flowers are lovely as well. The jade teaset is so pretty. Enjoy the weekend, Happy PPF, Annette x

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  12. Wow what great inspiration and lovely painting.........beatiful work as always!

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  13. I love it so much!! What a great painting and bouquet! Adorable tea set...thanks for sharing all of it! You did a fabulous job!! I enjoyed this post so much!!

    Hugs Giggles...and Happy ppf!

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  14. STUNNING! You are SO right that the time it took was well worth it, this is my new favorite of all your work!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  15. Beautiful painting art work,I'm very impressed!
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  16. Very lovely. Your sunflowers turned out splendid. And hey..is that a teapot I see?! :)

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  17. this is gorgeous. and now I'm out to cut down some sunflowers and other pretties from my yard and bring them in!

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  18. Wow, that was a lot of work, but the outcome is spectacular! And you gotta know, I love that tea set. =)
    Our 100 degree temps all this week...yuk! We're looking at lower temps this week finally. Hopefully I can send that your way too (the good temps, I mean).

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  19. WOW, this is so beautiful, Gerri!! Wishing you a happy weekend and admiring your amazing talent!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  20. Looks great Gerri - a nice bright and cheery vase of flowers!! Love the watercolour look.

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  21. What lovely work the colours are yummy Dxx

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  22. Beautiful ! Love the movement you have achieved in the cloth underneath the vase, and the colours ae superb well done.

    Marie

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  23. What a wonderful painting of some gorgeous flowers! So summery and happy!!

    Happy PPF!

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  24. Wow, I'm amazed how fast you painted this gorgeous piece! It takes me about 2 months to do a watercolor that size, woweeee!!! Beautiful photo too! Deb

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  25. Love your flowers... it's so fun to do a still life!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Nat

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  26. Gerri, do I love this ..... of course I do. A very rainy evening in Scotland and viewing this has brought sunshine all the way over the Atlantic.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. It looks great! Aren't you glad you went big with this one? It has such presence at this size.

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  28. Wonderful painting, I adore your talent.

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  29. i love hearing stories about artworks or making time for art. Your entry is definitely interesting for me.. especially buying flowers just to paint! Beautiful painting! :)

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  30. Hooray for your Bouquet! WOndeful to see that big painting of fleurs that you did in just one intense session at Nancy's. How you have progressed in confidence and skill. You give me hope!! You are an example of what it takes! work and determination and talent and love. You are the BEST. Now off you go to have a wonderful vacation. I will be waiting for you when you get back.
    M

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  31. This you could proudly display up above the flower vase. So pretty, summery and colorful!

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  32. Adore the flowers and it looks so lovely where you placed it.Perfect harmony.

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  33. Beautiful. I'm working on a lot of watercolors too lately. I'm a little late with paint party friday, but stopped by to say hi!

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